spotlight Today in history: March 16 Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023 Updated Mar 17, 2023 0 In 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to take the seat of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 1935: Adolf Hitler In 1935, Adolf Hitler decided to break the military terms set by the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) by ordering the rearming of Germany. AP 1968: Robert F. Kennedy In 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy of New York announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. Anonymous 1972: Richard Nixon In 1972, in a nationally broadcast address, President Richard Nixon called for a moratorium on court-ordered school busing to achieve racial desegregation. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1984: William Buckley In 1984, William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, was kidnapped by Hezbollah militants (he was tortured by his captors and killed in 1985). Anonymous 1994: Tonya Harding In 1994, figure skater Tonya Harding pleaded guilty in Portland, Oregon, to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan, avoiding jail but drawing a $100,000 fine. Dan Lippitt 2012: Dharun Ravi A jury in New Brunswick, New Jersey, convicted former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON’ RAH’-vee) in the webcam spying episode that ended in the suicide of his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi. MARK R. SULLIVAN 2016: Merrick Garland In 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to take the seat of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who had died the previous month. Charles Dharapak 2017: Steve Penny Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. ANDY KING 2021: Vladimir Putin A declassified intelligence assessment found that Russian President Vladimir Putin had authorized influence operations to help Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election; the assessment found broad efforts by both the Kremlin and Iran to shape the outcome of the race, but no evidence that any foreign actor had actually disrupted the voting process. Mikhail Klimentyev 0 Comments Tags Wire Dcc Lee-national Birthday Celebrity Today's Birthdays Today-in-history Related to this collection TikTok dismisses US calls for app to be sold; US pregnancy deaths drop; March Madness tips off today; and more morning headlines Here are today's top stories, celebrity birthdays and a look back at this day in history. Get caught up.